PENGASSAN mourn President’s death

PENGASSAN mourn President’s death

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) is in mourning mode over the death of its president, Francis Olabode Johnson. He passed at the National Hospital, Abuja in the early hours of Friday. A statement issued and signed by its deputy President and General Secretary said, Johnson died in a brief illness.

LATE PENGASSAN PRESIDENT, FRANCIS JOHNSON

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) is in mourning mode over the death of its president, Francis Olabode Johnson.

He passed at the National Hospital, Abuja in the early hours of Friday.

A statement issued and signed by its deputy President and General Secretary said, Johnson died in a brief illness.

It described his exit as untimely and painful read: ”On behalf of the National Executive Council (NEC), Central Working Committee (CWC), members and staff of  Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN).

“We announce the untimely and painful death of Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson, President PENGASSAN in the early hours of Friday 31st May 2019 at National Hospital Abuja, after a brief illness.

“Late Comrade F.O. Johnson until his passing on was a staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and was on his final lap of his eventful and transformational six years tenure as President PENGASSAN, having been elected to that position in June 2014 and re-elected in 2017.

“Comrade Johnson will be remembered by his comrades, co-workers, family and friends for being thoughtful, humorous, compassionate and transparent as he touched the lives of so many and was the very embodiment of strength, patience, and perseverance.

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“These attributes propelled him to develop a deep connection with nature, zest for life and the total transformation of PENGASSAN National Secretariat and initiating the e-library and Events Resources Centres in all of our Zonal offices.

“His joyous laughter and giving spirit will forever be ingrained in our memories,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the union said burial rites will be communicated to the general public as soon as we receive information from the family.

A top member of the union told our Correspondent that workers nationwide have called an emergency meeting towards the deceased burial.

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